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Tuesday, 1 May 2007

Ahmad Sanusi Husain

Ahmad Sanusi Husain has has over 16 years of experience in Islamic finance, professional training, consulting, education and management fields. He served at a public university, a government department, a leading Islamic bank, a national training institute and a premier private training & consulting firm and currently as Executive Director of Association of Islamic Banking Institutions Malaysia (AIBIM).
He was the Manager of Training at Bank Islam Institute of Research and Training (BIRT), which was established in 1995 and later as the Director of Training and Professional Development at Islamic Banking and Finance Institute Malaysia (IBFIM). During his service at both BIRT and IBFIM, he was entrusted with the planning, development and management of training and professional development programs in the fields of Islamic banking, finance, capital market, value-based management and other related subjects for institutions in Malaysia and other countries.
Prior to joining BIRT, he served at Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad, the first Islamic bank in Malaysia, from 1991 until 1995 as an officer in the Organisation and Methods Department. While serving at Bank Islam, he was responsible for research & development, manual writing and introduction of bank’s numerous Islamic financial products and services particularly Islamic consumer and retail banking facilities as well as advising and training other local and international financial institutions and organisations in developing their Islamic financial products and services.Ahmad Sanusi is also a consultant and trainer in the field of Islamic banking and finance, management and personal development. Since 1992, he has been actively involved and personally delivered more than one thousand lectures in seminars, training and academic programs and also consultancy services to:
a) Financial institutions:
- commercial banks
- investment (merchant) banks
- finance companies
- cooperatives banks and societies (Bank Rakyat etc)
- unit trust (mutual fund) management companies (Public Mutual etc)

b) Professional bodies and institutes:
- Institute of Bankers Malaysia
-IBBM
- ACCA
- IBFIM etc

c) Institutes of higher learning:
- Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN)
- Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM)
- Universiti Telekom
- KUSZA
- Universitas TriSakti Jakarta
- Institut Teknologi Brunei etc
- Al-Azhar University, Egypt(a special 10-day program for final-year Malaysian students organised by a Malaysiangovernmental body)

d) Other public and private institutions:
- Employee Provident Fund (EPF)
- Majlis amanah Rakyat (MARA)
- Deloitte etc
- Edaran
- Consolsys
- Silverlake System

He has delivered public lectures throughout Malaysia (in all 14 states and federal territories in Malaysia) and foreign countries:
- Indonesia
- Singapore
- Brunei
- Thailand
- Egypt
- Bahrain

For the record, thousands of participants from more than 50 countries across 5 continents i.e. Asia, Africa, Europe, North America and Australia/Oceania have attended public training programs organised by him and his team over the years i.e. since 1992. He has managed professional training ranging from 1 day talk to 17 days international integrated course on Islamic banking and finance. He was one of pioneer trainers and consultants for Interest-free Banking Scheme introduced by the Central Bank of Malaysia in 1993 (currently known as Islamic Banking Scheme).
Beside Islamic finance, he is a trainer and consultant on management topics and personal development.In December 2005, he was appointed as a writer for learning module for the Certified Islamic Finance Professional Programme offered by the International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF). (INCEIF is an international centre of educational excellence in Islamic finance, established to develop talents including professionals and specialists in Islamic finance who are much needed to sustain market competitiveness and meet future challenges in the Islamic financial industry. INCEIF has been granted a university status by the Malaysian government). Prior to joining Bank Islam, he had also served at Universiti Utara Malaysia (Northern Malaysia University) and Inland Revenue Department.

He was also entrusted as the Head of Secretariat for the Association of Islamic Banking Institutions Malaysia (AIBIM). He has appeared on live television interview programmes on Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) and Radio Television Brunei (RTB). Invited to be chairperson in programs organised by international event organisers. Ahmad Sanusi is an economics graduate from Northern Illinois University, USA. He also obtained qualifications in investment, insurance and translation and keep on advancing his study in strategic management, Islamic finance, Arabic language and others related areas. He has been admitted as a member of Malaysian Institute of Management, the national management organisation and professional accreditation body in the field of management. He hailed from the northern Malaysian state of Kedah Darul Aman (the State of Peace).Ahmad Sanusi's areas of expertise:

i) Islamic finance
- Global development of Islamic finance
- Overview on Islamic banking
- Overview on Islamic insurance (takaful)
- Islamic investment- Islamic financial planning
- Islamic unit trust / mutual fund- Islamic retail banking
- Islamic consumer financing
- Islamic product research, development and innovation
- Marketing strategies for Islamic financial services
- System and solution development
- Islamic finance syllabus & module development

ii) Management
- Performance management
- Training management
- Corporate planning
- Business and management ethics

iii) Personal Development
- Communication skills
- Public speaking & Presentation Skills
- Career development

Latest papers presented or sessions chaired at conferences:

"Islamic Banking in Asia: Improving Delivery Channels through Latest Technology", presented at BankTech Asia 2007 organised by Knowledge Group at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre on 22-23 May 2007.
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